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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason picks up where 2001's campy comedy Bridget Jones's Diary left off, with leading lady Ren?e Zellweger still embroiled in a love triangle with gentleman Colin Firth and cad Hugh Grant. Like the original, the follow-up soundtrack features both bitter and sweet love songs. Accented by his trademark lisp, U.K. Pop Idol Will Young gives an inspired cover of Sade's "Your Love Is King," while Mary J. Blige puts a bluesy spin on her rendition of Elton John's "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word." But like the film's heroine, the disc remains hopelessly romantic -- its more blissful moments include Kylie Minogue's infectious "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Minnie Ripperton's euphoric "Lovin' ...
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Editorial Reviews

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason picks up where 2001's campy comedy Bridget Jones's Diary left off, with leading lady Renée Zellweger still embroiled in a love triangle with gentleman Colin Firth and cad Hugh Grant. Like the original, the follow-up soundtrack features both bitter and sweet love songs. Accented by his trademark lisp, U.K. Pop Idol Will Young gives an inspired cover of Sade's "Your Love Is King," while Mary J. Blige puts a bluesy spin on her rendition of Elton John's "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word." But like the film's heroine, the disc remains hopelessly romantic -- its more blissful moments include Kylie Minogue's infectious "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Minnie Ripperton's euphoric "Lovin' You," and Beyoncé's rump-shaker "Crazy in Love."
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
While the soundtrack to Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason mostly follows in the MOR footsteps of the original movie's music, it does feature a somewhat hipper and more diverse collection of songs, suggesting that Bridget's taste in music has broadened in between films. Along with high-drama ballads like Jamelia's "Stop" and Mary J. Blige's cover of "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" -- both of which are tailor-made for breakup scenes -- the soundtrack includes the Darkness' "I Believe in a Thing Called Love," which might seem like a strange choice at first, but is nevertheless giddy enough to fit into a quirky rom-com like this one. In keeping with the first movie's soundtrack, Bridget Jones: The End of Reason emphasizes its Britishness with plenty of songs by U.K. artists, including Pop Idol winner Will Young's smooth-bordering-on-slick version of "Your Love Is King" and Joss Stone's "Super Duper Love Are You Digging On Me?," a track from her first album that shows off her charm far better than her work on the Alfie soundtrack. Jamie Cullum's take on "Everlasting Love" lacks the wit of his original music, but his skill at making the usually buoyant song sound smoky is admirable. However, Robbie Williams' "Misunderstood," which he co-wrote with British pop fixture Stephen Duffy, is an outright dud; it's surprising that something so dull could be made by two of the most colorful personalities in the U.K.'s music scene. But, aside from Rufus Wainwright and Dido's heartbreaking reading of "I Eat Dinner When the Hunger's Gone," which was written by Wainwright's mother, Anna McGarrigle, most of the album's strongest moments come from the past, whether recent Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" or more distant 10cc's "I'm Not in Love," Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You". It's a little on the long side and not the most creative soundtrack, but Bridget Jones: The End of Reason is a generally enjoyable, if slick, musical counterpart to the film's frothy romantic shenanigans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2004
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498641583
  • Catalog Number: 000356602
  • Sales rank: 71,501

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Your Love Is King - Will Young (4:05)
  2. 2 Stop (3:38)
  3. 3 Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue (3:49)
  4. 4 Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' on Me?) - Joss Stone (3:50)
  5. 5 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (3:44)
  6. 6 Misunderstood - Robbie Williams (4:00)
  7. 7 Everlasting Love - Jamie Cullum (3:22)
  8. 8 Crazy in Love - Beyoncé Knowles (3:56)
  9. 9 I Eat Dinner (When the Hunger's Gone) - Rufus Wainwright (5:39)
  10. 10 I'm Not in Love - 10cc (6:02)
  11. 11 Nobody Does It Better (3:43)
  12. 12 I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness (3:38)
  13. 13 Lovin' You (3:46)
  14. 14 We'll Be Together - Annie Lennox (3:53)
  15. 15 Bridget's Theme - Harry Gregson-Williams (2:11)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Elton John Composer
Minnie Riperton Composer
Sting Composer
Stephen Duffy Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Mac Gayden Composer
Graham Gouldman Composer
Eugene Record Composer
Eric Stewart Composer
Cathy Dennis Composer
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Buzz Cason Composer
10cc Producer
Sade Adu Composer
Bruce Brody Composer
Sam Brown Composer
Jimmy Jam Producer
Terry Lewis Producer
Stuart Matthewman Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Kate McGarrigle Composer
Robbie Williams Composer
John Shanks Producer
Rollo Producer
Harry Gregson-Williams Composer, Producer
James "Big Jim" Wright Producer
Shawn Carter Composer
Beyoncé Composer, Producer
Rich Harrison Composer, Producer
Nick Angel Executive Producer
Pedro Ferreira Producer, Engineer
Justin Hawkins Composer
Rob Davis Composer
Beeban Kidron Liner Notes
Dan Hawkins Composer
Willie Garner Composer
Tim Young Mastering
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